Muscat: The committee formed to consider the issue of manpower at the private sector held its third meeting under the chairmanship of Hamad bin Khamis Al Ameri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Labour Affairs in the presence of the members of the committee.
The committee discussed, among other issues, the decisions of 17 companies interested in termination of the services of national manpower of which 13 companies have agreed not to terminate the services after discussion with them.
The committee has communicated with other four companies to stop them from terminating the services of national manpower as such decisions by the companies violate the decisions of the Supreme Committee tasked with the mechanism to tackle the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and article one of Ministerial Decision No. 124/2020 which stipulated that the Committee shall be informed with decisions on termination of the services of national manpower three month prior to the date set for service termination.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the committee of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and the General Federation of Oman Trade Unions directed the employers not to tend to comply with the decisions of the Supreme Committee.